Defensive Medicine is a Symptom, not a Disease

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We are living through an increasingly litigious ecosphere. Patients expect better from their physicians, demand more from their administrations, and, most of all, rely extensively on their consumeristic predispositions. Consequently, governments raise the bar on quality and vigilance through indiscriminate clerical mandates and bureaucracy. The excessive dictates- which in turn places an extra burden on the medical community, predominantly physicians. The concluding scenario stays a vicious circle of petition, mandate, and accountability. If the cycle not corrected, it would potentially cause the physician to burnout, change profession, or take up a defensive medical practice. Whichever footpath a physician takes is…...

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Adam Tabriz, MD Dr. Adam Tabriz is an Executive level physician, writer, personalized healthcare system advocate, and entrepreneur with 15+ years of success performing surgery, treating patients, and creating innovative solutions for independent healthcare providers. He provides critically needed remote care access to underserved populations in the Healthcare Beyond Borders initiative. His mission is to create a highly effective business model that alleviates the economic and legislative burden of independent practitioners, empowers patients, and creates ease of access to medical services for everyone. He believes in Achieving performance excellence by leveraging medical expertise and modern-day technology.